Owning a caravan gives you the ability to go on holiday almost anywhere you can imagine, but no matter how adventurous your caravanning holidays are, you'll still need something to do inside your caravan when the weather turns foul or you drank a little too much the night before.
Fitting a portable satellite dish system to your caravan is a great way to gain access to thousands of satellite TV channels, letting you watch movies, popular dramas and children's programming in any part of the country. However, there is a range of portable satellite dish systems available for use with caravans, and some are much more efficient and easy to operate than others.
Automatic satellite dish systems may cost more than non-automated models, but they are renowned for their reliability and ease of use, and these self-aligning systems are particularly useful for caravanners. Here are three reasons to invest in an automatic satellite dish system for your caravan:
Incredibly easy to use
As the name suggests, automatic satellite dishes are capable of automatically aligning themselves to receive the best reception. The dish itself is fitted to a sturdy, motorised base, which rotates automatically to point the dish in the best direction to pick up the strongest carrier signals. More sophisticated models can also adjust vertically, allowing for even more precise alignment.
While automatic satellite dishes are useful for homeowners, they are worth their weight in gold when fitted to a caravan. Having to manually readjust your satellite dish every time you stop in a new location can be time-consuming and difficult, especially if you holiday in a wide variety of locations. An automatic satellite dish can set itself up in a matter of minutes, giving you near-instant access to satellite TV wherever you are.
Can pick up weaker signals
Because automatic satellite dishes are controlled by sophisticated computer programs, they can align themselves with a great deal of precision, rotating fractions of an inch at a time to pick up the most powerful possible signal. A human attempting to adjust a manual satellite TV system does not have nearly the same level of precision.
In practical terms, this means that automatic satellite dishes can pick up significantly weaker signals than manually aligned satellite dishes. This can be extremely useful if you are caravanning in thickly wooded or mountainous areas, where satellite signals can be weakened by the surrounding landscape. They are also more effective during cloudy weather and thunderstorms, which can also interfere with signals.
Safer to operate
While some portable satellite dishes can be mounted to the walls of your caravan, or on free-standing tripods, most caravanners fit their satellite dishes to the roofs of their caravans to ensure good reception. Climbing to the roof of your caravan frequently to readjust or maintain a manual satellite dish can put your safety at risk, and may be impossible for elderly or disabled caravanners.
Because automatic satellite dishes require no human input, you will never have to climb onto your caravan to readjust it, making them significantly safer to use. They are particularly useful during storms and other dangerous weather conditions when even going outside to adjust a tripod-mounted dish may be unacceptably risky.
For more information, reach out to a company that offers products like SatKing.